Project Acorn is a four day radical community-building retreat located in Ottawa from July 11-14 for youth aged 16-24 from 2SLGBTQ+ identities, families, and communities. The program is a mixture of workshops, speakers, urban camp-like activities and magic that come together to create the most mind-opening and mind-blowing program possible. This program is a wonderful […]
After months of dreaming, planning, and collecting feedback from our communities, Kind Space and the Ten Oaks Project are launching a new project called Shaping Parenthood, a discussion group for 2SLGBTQ+ communities in Ottawa to explore and reflect on the possibilities, challenges, and appreciation of queering family-making and child-raising! Our hope is to support reflection […]
Master Cameron Eric Leon and An Evening of Sin Present: “SAUSAGE PARTY” Make a mundane Tuesday night unforgettable with the zaniest and wildest acts that Ottawa has to offer from some of its most talented drag and burlesque performers! Your sides will be splitting, your voice will be hoarse, and you will never see a […]
Not everyone who plays with fire gets burned, but in Nathan Burgoine’s Triad Blood, Curtis, a young wizard, is getting tired of things around him combusting.
Prolific author, performer, spoken word artist, social worker, Kai Cheng Thom is coming to Ottawa in support of her latest book and first novel.
Tasseomancy, which is twin sisters Romy and Sari Lightman, have announced their first leg of their North American tour, which lands in Ottawa on November 24 at Le Temporaire.
At Venus Envy, Carly Boyce, a visiting workshop leader from Toronto, will be leading a workshop called “Suicide intervention for weirdos, freaks and queers: Helping our friends who sometimes want to die maybe not die.”
Two films on queer love in rural settings make up part of Inside Out’s varied programming.
See Vivek Shraya at the Ottawa International Writers Festival, October 23rd and 24th.
Last week, Ottawa Capital Pride revealed its theme for the 2016 edition of the Festival, and it is nothing short of a royal flush. Gender-neutral bathrooms are a salient point of current LGBTTQ+ dialogue, but their direct implication in daily life extends far beyond LGBTTQ+ communities: it touches every single person. The 2016 Ottawa Capital […]
Queering613 describes itself as “a volunteer-run grassroots community love project committed to connecting LGBTQ+ folks to Ottawa’s queer & trans cultures, organizations & issues. We want to be a community space for connecting, getting together, making, amplifying & learning about Ottawa’s LGBTQ loves & faves, its exciting happenings & the issues nearest & dearest to our […]
There’s a new queer collective in town, and they’re combining activism and advocacy with fun and glittery social get-togethers. Queering613 describes itself as “a volunteer-run grassroots community love project committed to connecting LGBTQ+ folks to Ottawa’s queer & trans cultures, organizations & issues. We want to be a community space for connecting, getting together, making, amplifying & […]
Mer Weinhold is an Ottawa-dwelling writer, editor, book reviewer, and costuming enthusiast. You can follow them on Twitter. Ottawa has a vibrant theatre scene, comprising a multitude of venues hosting shows, troupes and companies performing them, and programs of study producing new actors, playwrights, and stage managers. From Centrepointe to the Shenkman, and many places […]
The One World Film Festival, an annual documentary film festival that focuses on social justice, human rights and environmental issues, is wading into the political fray with a candidates’ debate on topics affecting LGBTQ communities. The event promises to see where some of Ottawa’s federal candidates stand on “trans rights, HIV criminalization laws, the blood-ban, support […]
On July 9th, Venus Envy hosted the debut book launch for Metonymy Press, a Montreal-based publishing house created and maintained by Oliver Pickle and Ashley Fortier. This was my first time attending one of Venus Envy’s many events, and it was a welcome sight to see that they had packed a full house. And, to […]